Fostering The Little Things
I have been so busy these past few weeks. Taking care of a 12 month old and 1 month old is tough stuff. My bedtime is super early but the nights just don’t stop. I have been reminded during these long nights to just take a breath and be thankful.
We are about to be thrown head first into the holiday season. Even thinking about it makes my heart race a little, partly with excitement and some with anxiety.
On the part of anxiety: I feel in over my head with raising a teenager, a tween, a one year old and a newborn, homeschooling, keeping my house clean, co op, making time for friends and my hubby. Some days I forget to breath until I finally lay my head on the pillow, realizing that I’ve eaten a handful of Frosted Flakes and an on-the-go dinner. Then my mind starts racing with all the things I have to do the next day! Then before I know it, I’ve not slept a wink and it’s time for another bottle for sweet little Bumble Bee. Little Lion Man has also started crying every time I walk out of the room.
Then I remember how much I LOVE being needed by them. I don’t mind at all going back and picking him up to take him with me to the laundry room or into the kitchen to make a meal. It makes my heart happy to know that he is adjusting so well and feels so safe and loved by us. Bumble Bee is just a little bit of a thing and is so sweet and makes the cutest little faces. The time I spend feeding her a bottle is precious and she is getting all the love a new baby should get. It bothers me less to know the impact I am making. I’m happy to just sit and have a cup of coffee with Toby, being supremely grateful for these little moments. I take a whole lot less for granted these days.
I know we all have the crazies in life right now, so I just want to remind you all to take a breath and be thankful. Take a minute a name a few things you are grateful for and let whatever is holding you down slip away.
I could let all the things I have to do drown me, or I can celebrate the little things.
We are getting ready to go on a little road trip for Thanksgiving. We are headed up to Colorado to spent Thanksgiving with Toby’s dad, Papa Bear, and brother Cody. We have not had a chance to spend any holidays with him and our family up there so we are beyond excited. We have an 11 hour trip to get there, but the point is, we get to go! We get to go play in the snow, hike a trail or two and spend time with family.
It’s so easy to get caught up in all the negative things in life. I could let all the things I have to do drown me, or I can celebrate the little things.
I’m gonna snuggle my little ones a little longer, let my “big” kids sit in my lap more often, cherish the coffee dates with my hubby and get ready to spend some time with my family in a beautiful setting in the mountains of Colorado.
I have a good life and I’m living my best life.